The hardest thing about building the house is having restraint. Don't get me wrong, restraint is a really good thing. Without restraint you can get yourself in a lot of trouble, or become a privileged asshole. The ability to abstain from things you don't necessarily have to have is important at times to keep yourself … Continue reading Restraint
One thing you may not know about me is that I was a Buddhist for 11 years. I won't go into my conversion to Christianity today, maybe I will another day. Today I want to talk about how this has effected my Christianity. What brought me to Buddhism all those years ago was the idea … Continue reading I’m a better Christian because of Buddhism.
It snowed on Thursday. It snowed a pretty good amount. Probably 6-8 inches, which doesn't seem like much except that when you live high on a hill with a mile long gravel driveway there is no getting out without 4 wheel drive. Thankfully we have one usable vehicle. A vehicle which C needs to use … Continue reading Snowed in
We don't get a chance to watch movies in the theater anymore. With 4 kids and the cost of tickets it's just not something we feel is necessary. However, every week we take out 2-3 movies from the library (because they are free!) and watch them with a giant bowl of homemade popcorn when the … Continue reading Captain Fantastic